Conserving South Asia’s Critically Endangered Vultures
2012 - 2015
White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis
Long-billed Vulture Gyps indicus
Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris
This project aimed to measure the potential of other identified raptor mortality causes such as human persecution, food availability and electrocution and at the same time look out for unidentified future challenges for VSZ through a comprehensive socio-cultural survey, survey of veterinary practices, scientific survey of vulture nesting colonies using GIS telemetry and safety of power lines along with enhancing knowledge and skills at community level.
The overall goal is to increase the population of vulture species in the wild by 10% by 2014.
This project is implemented by The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.